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If I have vitiligo covering about 50% of my genital area can I treat it or at least get back some pigmentation?
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more
I have a condition call vitiligo is only on my face but recently i notice it on my genital area is that normal? and is it treatable?
I'm examining protopic 4 vitiligo.I heard evidence is poor 4 the cancer claims, but what if I use it on a large area & on thin skin like eyes/genitals?
Perhaps: In providing the answer, you should be aware of the black box fda warning on cancer risk even though there is little evidence for it. Everything we do in medicine , as in life, is based on risk/benefit ratio. Since your problem is mostly cosmetic , only you can decide on whether any risk is acceptable. Use only the lower potency Protopic on thin skin .You may also consider photo treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitiligo signs:: People who develop vitiligo usually first notice white patches (depigmentation) on their skin. These patches are more commonly found on sun-exposed areas of the body, including the hands, feet, arms, face, and lips. In addition to white patches on the skin, people with vitiligo may have premature graying of the scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard. People with dark skin may notice a loss of. ...Read more
Natural Vitiligo Tx: No one therapy for vitiligo works all patients, but most commonly a topical corticosteroid is prescribed. Foods that are rich in folic acid, vit B12 and vit c can be helpful. A study published in 1992 showed 80% of the subjects improved with a 3 year course of 2mg folic acid, 500mg vit c 2x/day and injections of B12 evry 2 weeks. There is some evidence that ginkgo biloba will slow vitiligo too. ...Read more
Pseudo...: As far as I can gather there are a number of approaches to management of psuedoxanthoma elasticum and vitiligo. I would start with a visit to your doctor who will then most likely refer you to a dermatologist. If you don't mind could you please let me know what develops - this is something I don't see often. ...Read more
No: Some studies showed that uvb-nb phototherapy may restore the pigments but we don't know how long this restoration will last . Even more important, it is the cause for the vitiligo which determines whether it will get worse. Note that vitiligo may well be a manifestation of an autoimmune disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer